Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Custom Card of the Day: Vizquel Edition

In the four years I've been making customs, I have never made a card of the man above. I have no idea why. He's been on three teams in those four years, and he's also a borderline Hall of Famer. Also, he's in his forties, and still a position player.

In other words, he is the Jamie Moyer of infielders.

People have been saying Jamie Moyer is old by saying he played with people like Ron Cey, Dickie Noles and Rich Gossage as their careers were winding down. Omar Vizquel? Vizquel and Moyer are the two last surviving players who played games in the 1980s. Let's put this in perspective. George W. Bush was still the Rangers' GM. The Red Sox still hadn't won a World Series since the 1910's. Even Richard Nixon was still alive. IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME!

Vizquel is playing for his sixth major league team in 24 seasons. He's getting ample playing time, and he might stick around longer. This boggles the mind.

Coming Tomorrow- In 2008, he was the biggest prospect in the game. Now...I could care less. So could the team he's playing for, aways South from his old stomping grounds.

1 comment:

  1. As a White Sox fan, I read the Chicago media on the team. They reported more than once, that Omar was more in shape than the rest of the team. He has lost a step from his younger Cleveland days, but only a step.